The Blackhawks were played better in the second period and gained some momentum, and the third period got off to an encouraging start as they drew an early penalty and had a great opportunity to tie the score. Unfortunately for Chicago, the game turned in the other direction at that point; the Hurricanes killed off the man advantage and got a well-timed pass to Brandon Sutter as he was leaving the penalty box; Sutter then scored a breakaway goal to put Carolina up 2-0.
The Hurricanes added their third and final goal on a three-on-one break with less than five minutes to go in the game. Corey Crawford didn't play poorly by any means, but tough circumstances caught up to him in the final period.
On the other side, Cam Ward stayed sharp and was able to preserve his first shutout of the season. Somewhat surprisingly, he faced fewer shots than his counterpart Corey Crawford.
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